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  1. #1
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    Nov 2010

    TX-Mother indicted for using meth while pregnant

    Never seen them prosecute one before....
    Glad to see it happening though!!!!


    Juanita Elkins is accused of knowingly engaging in conduct that placed her unborn child in imminent danger of death, bodily injury or physical / mental impairment.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2010

  3. #3
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    Jun 2008
    Around here somewhere
    It's about time. I understand that drugs are hard to stop using. I understand that meth may be the hardest, or at least in the top three. But, if you don't want to quit using, then take steps to not get pregnant.

    Meth speeds up the heart rate, which can lead to a baby born with cardiac defects. It also restricts blood flow and oxygen delivery, and when that happens to a developing fetus, internal and external parts don't develop right. Meth babies are usually tiny, even on the rare occassion that they go to full term. They don't grow right, and their heads are especially tiny, sometimes stunting the growth of their brain. On top of all that, they are born addicted, and that means that they have to go through the hell of withdrawal as the very first thing they start to feel.

    It is criminal to cause a child to be born that way. MOO
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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